Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Available in clearing

Sports Coaching

Help sportspeople achieve their full potential and improve athletic performance by acquiring leadership and communication skills.

Sports Coaching

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    CX6D
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

This degree is shaped by an established model of coaching adopted by the Football Association and other leading national and international governing bodies.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to become a confident sports coach
  • Enhance your key coaching skills by understanding your participants and helping them to achieve their potential within their sport
  • Learn how to plan, deliver and review both short and long-term training programmes
  • Analyse sporting performance and develop your coaching techniques using specialist coaching equipment and software
  • Apply ideas from the course during organised placements

Staff expertise
You’ll be taught by staff who have vast experience in sports coaching. Members of the teaching team currently deliver an array of support services to coaches and athletes at all levels and across an extensive range of sports.

Research centre
Our renowned Research Centre for Sport Coaching will also provide a high-quality, inclusive learning environment.

Hands-on experience
Invaluable placement opportunities will give you the chance to put your learning into practice. You could be coaching children from local schools or working on campus assisting our coaches, some of whom work with Olympic athletes.

You could also gain experience in the wider sports industry with professional clubs such as Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United, or with local authority and private fitness centres.

Volunteering opportunities
We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market, then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. 

Additional Qualifications
In addition, you can top up your experience with professionally recognised National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates (UKCC), which are available to take at levels 1 and 2 at Leeds Beckett.

Why study Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Invaluable placement opportunities will give you the chance to put your learning into practice
  2. Experienced sport coaching teaching staff who currently deliver an array of support services to coaches and athletes at all levels and across an extensive range of sports
  3. Gain experience in the wider sports industry with professional clubs such as Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United, or with local authority and private fitness centres
  4. Choose to top up your learning with professionally recognised National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates
  5. Study in the university’s new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building. The building will include a wealth of outstanding facilities, including dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory and an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis

 

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